Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Yes Update Songwriting Credits After Geoff Downes’ Tape Mix-Up
Mislabeled old work reel inadvertently included music from Curved Air cofounder Francis Monkman.
Hear Yes’ First New Song Without Chris Squire, ‘The Ice Bridge’
Climate change-themed track will kick off their upcoming album 'The Quest.'
August 2021 New Music Releases
The month is capped by a pair of key 50th-anniversary reissues, but there's new stuff to get excited about, too.
The Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
On more than one occasion, the Rolling Stones were strengthened by the duo's time away.
The Most Underrated Song From Each Glenn Frey and Don Henley LP
Unlike solo output from other ex-members of huge bands, they didn't typically resort to wan attempts at recapturing former glories.
30 Years Ago: Bonnie Raitt Builds on Her Comeback With ‘Luck of the Draw’
She'd come a long way yet still had something to prove.
July 2021 New Music Releases
Record Store Day's second RSD Drops event of the year highlights the list.
Listen to the Killers’ ‘Cathartic’ Bruce Springsteen Duet ‘Dustland’
They sing on a shared remake of "A Dustland Fairytale" from the band's 2008 album 'Day and Age.'
Underrated George Harrison: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Really, they all were.
Underrated Paul McCartney: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
With a discography stretching across 25 rock albums, there are still plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
Top 10 Ringo Starr Songs Written by the Other Beatles
The best examples of how Fab Four bandmates helped animate their drummer's quirky personality.
How Worry Over Losing Girlfriend Impacted ‘Who Sell Out’ Sessions
Pete Townshend says Roger Daltrey was concerned about Jimi Hendrix's interest in his future wife.